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      Hugh Keays-Byrne

      Hugh Keays-Byrne

      Highest Rated: 100% The Man From Hong Kong (1976)

      Lowest Rated: 60% Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)

      Birthday: May 18, 1947

      Birthplace: Srinagar, British India

      While Hugh Keays-Byrne was born in India and spent most of his younger days there, the character actor's claims to fame began from his time in Australia. At the age of 23, Keays-Byrne moved to Australia to kickstart his acting career. He quickly made a small name for himself as soon as he moved to the country: his role as Toad in the notable low-budget film "Stone" (1974) helped him become a regular in the Australian film scene. In the following years, he appeared in the Australian/Japanese action movie "The Man from Hong Kong" (1975) and the Dennis Hopper-starring "Mad Dog Morgan" (1976), among others. At the end of the '70s, Keays-Byrne reunited with a number of his "Stone" colleagues and co-stars for George Miller's Mel Gibson-starring "Mad Max" (1979) as the notable villain Toecutter. With the surprise success of "Mad Max," Keays-Byrne became a regular in TV and film, ranging from the Australian disaster film "The Chain Reaction" (1980) to sci-fi film "Starship" (1984). In the '90s, he appeared in the TV mini-series "Moby Dick" (USA 1998) alongside Patrick Stewart. In the early 2000s, Keays-Byrne appeared as the recurring villain Grunchlk in the cult sci-fi show "Farscape" (Nine Network/Sci-Fi Channel 1999-2003). By the time "Farscape" wrapped up, Keays-Byrne was mostly finished with acting outside of the rare appearance in something like the live-action "Sleeping Beauty" (2011). However, when the opportunity arose for him to work with George Miller on the next Mad Max film, he hopped on board. More than 30 years after Keays-Byrne appeared as Toecutter in the first "Mad Max," he co-starred as the main antagonist, Immortan Joe, in the Tom Hardy-starring "Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015). Hugh Keays-Byrne died on December 1, 2020 at the age of 73.

      Highest rated movies

      100% The Man From Hong Kong
      97% Mad Max: Fury Road
      90% Mad Max
      60% Journey to the Center of the Earth

      Photos

      Hugh Keasys-Byrne at arrivals for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Premiere, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (formerly Grauman''s), Los Angeles, CA May 7, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Hugh Keasys-Byrne at arrivals for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Premiere, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (formerly Grauman''s), Los Angeles, CA May 7, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection KANGAROO, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Judy Davis, 1986 MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, l-r: Nathan Jones, Hugh Keays-Byrne, 2015. ph: Jasin Boland/©Warner Bros. Pictures MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, l-r: Nathan Jones, Hugh Keays-Byrne, 2015. ph: Jasin Boland/©Warner Bros. Pictures MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, Hugh Keays-Byrne, 2015. ph: Jasin Boland/©Warner Bros. Pictures MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, Hugh Keays-Byrne, 2015. ph: Jasin Boland/©Warner Bros. Pictures MAD MAX, Hugh Keays-Byrne (left), 1979. ©American International Pictures MAD MAX, Hugh Keays-Byrne, 1979. ©American International Pictures

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 80% The Madness of Max Self - 2015
      97% 86% Mad Max: Fury Road Immortan Joe (Character) $153.6M 2015
      60% 40% Journey to the Center of the Earth McNiff (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Asian Connection: Old Flames Unknown (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Resistance Peter (Character),
      Director
      - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure Island Unknown (Voice) - 1987
      No Score Yet 42% Les Patterson Saves the World Inspector Farouk (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 50% Kangaroo Kangaroo (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lorca and the Outlaws Danny (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Strikebound Idris Williams (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ginger Meggs Unknown (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway Island: The Quest of Jamie McLeod Lucas the Ratter (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chain Reaction Eagle (Character) - 1980
      90% 70% Mad Max Toecutter (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 27% Snap-Shot Linsey (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Death Train Unknown (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 56% Blue Fin Stan (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Train Ted Morrow (Character) - 1977
      100% 63% The Man From Hong Kong Morrie Grosse (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trespassers Frank (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 65% Stone Toad (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Essington Unknown (Character) - 1974

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 100% Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars Unknown (Character) 2004
      90% 86% Farscape Grunchlk (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to the Center of the Earth Unknown (Character) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Moby Dick Unknown (Character) 1998